Westchester's Anne Hutchinson School Grabs Green Ribbon Award For Environmental Awareness

The Green Ribbon award recognizes leadership and achievement in several key areas.

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The Anne Hutchinson School in Eastchester is one of the most environmentally aware and progressive schools in the nation, and now they have the hardware to prove it.

On April 25, the school received the 2014 Department of Education Green Ribbon School award, an award based on a school’s environmental impact and costs, improved health and wellness, and environmental sustainability education. According to the Department of Education’s release, Anne Hutchinson is “cited as representative of best practices to improve achievement and equity, not only for aspiring green schools but for all schools.”

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“I am grateful to the students and staff of the Anne Hutchinson School for working together to produce a sustainable and healthy school environment, ensuring the environmental literacy of all our graduates.” Said Anne Hutchinson Principal Theresa Cherry.

There will be a recognition ceremony in Washington D.C. in July to recognize that 48 schools that won the award.

Anne Hutchinson’s award was announced by Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It was nominated by the New York State Department of Education.

Harry Philips III, the New York Board of Regents member who oversees Westchester County, inspects the facilities at the Anne Hutchinson School in Eastchester. 

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